Connected, Session 3 (Connected in Growth): Additional Questions


The Point: Church members need one another in order to grow in Christ. Icebreaker:  What is your favorite team sport? If you are an athlete, do you prefer individual sports, such as running or golf, or team sports? Why? If you are on a team at work, how is the work divided? Are there any [...]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected Through Words), Additional Questions


  The Point: Our Words Matter Icebreaker When you have news, is your first reaction to communicate it face-to-face, or by phone, text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram? Why? When you want to communicate news to several people, do you communicate it face-to-face, by phone, text, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Why? Ephesians 4:25-28 Dishonesty creates a path [...]

Connected, Session 3 (Connected in Growth): Intro Option for Singles or Collegiate groups


To address the idea of obstacles that keep us from equipping fellow believers or being equipped ourselves, consider the following article by Charles Stanley,  The article, “Unity in the Body of Christ” recognizes that there are some obstacles that separate us as believers in the church. What are some of the obstacles that separate [...]

Connected, Session 3 (Connected in Growth): Live It Out Option for Parent’s or Men’s groups

  Close the study by showing the scene from Courageous (Sherwood Pictures, 2011) where Adam talks with the other men and presents his resolution to become a better father. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on   Explain to group members that the spiritual growth of our children is [...]

Connected, Session 3 (Connected in Growth): Live It Out Option for Boomers groups

    Watch the NAMB Week of Prayer video, Partnering with St. Louis. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on You Tube:   The North American Mission Board provides support for missionaries across the United States. The work in St. Louis is one of many mission opportunities supported by NAMB. [...]

Connected Session 3 (Connected in Growth): Conclusion Option for women’s groups


  One thing we can begin to do to grow together is compile scriptures that have sustained us in our times of need. As women, we all experience different challenges and difficulties, but many of them revolve around similar topics. For example, exhaustion. Few women are fully rested and continually refreshed. Check out Rachel Wojnarowski’s [...]

Connected, Session 2 (Connected in Unity): All Additional Resources


  Here are two songs from LifeWay worship that have been selected to go along with the Connected study. They can both be found on BSFL Songs Volume 1: “This is Our Prayer” ties to the 2nd session on Ephesians 4:1-6 “Speak Through Me” ties to the 4th session on  Ephesians 4:25-32. Here are the magazine articles that [...]

Connected, Session 2 (Connected in Unity):  Introduction option for Boomers


  Read this passage from one of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons: “I wish, brothers and sisters, that we could all imitate “the pearl oyster”–A hurtful particle intrudes itself into its shell, and this vexes and grieves it. It cannot reject the evil, but what does it do but “cover” it with a precious substance extracted out [...]

Connected, Session 2 (Connected in Unity): Live It Out Option for Parent’s groups


One way to strengthen the unity in the church is to pull the different age groups together. Share this idea with parents: Partner with the senior adults in your church to build relationships with your kids. The Fuller Youth Institute has written “40+ Ways to Build Sticky Faith in Your Grandkids” an article that shows [...]

Connected Session 2 (Connected in Unity): Introduction Option for Singles or Collegiates groups


To begin this session, show the following video clips, which are a series of commercials produced to promote public transportation. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on You Tube:   Each of the three clips allows us to consider the significance of being connected during times of difficulty or danger. [...]